Program Schedule 2018
S.No
Conventions & Awards
Venue
Date
1
Maharashtra
Pune
February 13-14, 2018
2
Haryana
karnal
February 26-27, 2018
3
Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow
March 13-14, 2018
4
Uttarakhand
Haldwani
March 16-17, 2018
5
Andhra Pradesh
Vijayawada
April 09-10, 2018
6
Telangna
Hyderabad
April 12-13, 2018
7
North East Region
Assam
April 27-28, 2018
8
Karnataka
Bengaluru
May 15-16, 2018
9
Tamil Nadu
Chennai
May 18-19, 2018
10
Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal
June 19-20, 2018
11
Chhattisgarh
Raipur
June 22-23, 2018
12
Rajasthan
Jaipur
August 08-09, 2018
13
Gujarat
Ahmedabad
August 23-24, 2018
14
Punjab
Chandigarh
September 05-06, 2018
15
Jharkhand
Ranchi
November 20-21, 2018
16
Bihar
Patna
November 23-24, 2018
Introduction

Agriculture is the largest employer in India @ 50% and a pre-dominant sector of India’s economy with an annual output of $ 370 billion. While India ranks 12th in manufacturing and 11th in services sector, it is the 2nd largest agricultural GDP in the world, $90 billion more than USA. Agriculture is deeply embedded into Indian culture, festivals and life philosophy, being the principal economic activity for the majority of our population. Indian Agriculture has undergone a momentous metamorphosis from the days of ‘ship to mouth’ and now exporting agri produce worth $ 40 billion. Our farmers have made India proud with their zealous and diligent hard work, supported by government policies and technologies from the industry.

However, in the last two decades there is a paradoxical situation emerging. On one hand, there are massive scale success stories and innovative agribusiness models, powered by policies and substantially enhanced engagement of the industry, banks and government institutions. On the other hand, natural resources are depleting, rural urban income gap is widening and farmers suicide deaths continue unabated. A silver lining, nonetheless is that educated youth understand the potential and are engaging in farm ventures and agribusinesses, progressive farmers in many parts of the country are innovating conventional practices to become successful farm entrepreneurs by leveraging upon the strengths of the markets, industry and institutions.

Indian Council of Food and Agriculture envisions to provide exposure to farmers by sharing successful agribusiness models and sensitize them with policies, schemes, technologies and markets. Rewarding evolution will be evident when farmers themselves become role models for fellow farmers. With this aspiration, ICFA along with All India Farmers Alliance is organizing the Statewise Progressive Farmers Convention and AIFA Progressive Farmer Awards 2018 in 16 states across the country. The forum aims to establish a national level platform for progressive farmers to share their success stories and connect with the industry and key stake-holders for collaboration and growth opportunities.

राज्य प्रगतिशील किसान सम्मेलन और पुरस्कार समारोह २०१८

जैसा की आप जानते हैं, भारतीय कृषि के पिछले दो दशकों में एक विरोधाभास की स्थिति है | एक ओर, बड़े पैमाने पर सफलता की कहानियां और प्रगतिशील कृषि व्यवसाय मॉडल हैं| और दूसरी तरफ, प्राकृतिक संसाधन घट रहे हैं, ग्रामीण - शहरी आय अंतर बढ़ रहा है और किसानों की आत्महत्याएं चिंताजनक हैं । संयोग से एक सकारात्मक सत्य यह भी है की शिक्षित युवाओं को कृषि उद्यमों और व्यवसायों में फायदेमंद एवं अपार क्षमता की समझ है और वे कृषि क्षेत्र में कार्य करने के लिए उत्सुक है । देश के कई प्रगतिशील किसानों ने पारंपरिक कृषि पद्धतियों में नवपरिवर्तन किया है ताकि वे बाजारों, उद्योगों और संस्थानों की ताकत से लाभ उठा सकें।

भारतीय खाद्य और कृषि परिषद, सफल कृषि व्यवसाय मॉडल को साझा करके और नीतियों, योजनाओं, प्रौद्योगिकियों और बाजारों के साथ उन्हें संवेदनशील बनाने के लिए किसान खुद ही आदर्श बनते हैं, जब किसानों के विकास के लिए स्पष्ट विकास हो जाएगा। इस आकांक्षा के साथ, आईसीएफए अखिल भारतीय किसान गठबंधन के साथ पूरे देश के 16 राज्यों में राज्यवार प्रगतिशील किसान सम्मेलन और एआईएफए प्रगतिशील किसान पुरस्कार 2018 का आयोजन कर रहा है। मंच का उद्देश्य प्रगतिशील किसानों के लिए अपनी सफलता की कहानियों को साझा करने और सहयोग और विकास के अवसरों के लिए उद्योग और प्रमुख हिस्सेदारों के साथ जुड़ने के लिए एक राष्ट्रीय स्तर का मंच स्थापित करना है।

Objectives
  • Sensitize the civil society, media and government on policy issues concerning farmers.
  • Provide a national level platform to farmers to share their innovative models and success stories.
  • Share latest schemes, agri-input products, technologies and services with farmers.
  • Rewarding interactions between industry CEOs, banks, institutions, officials and farmers.
  • Networking to collaborate for contract farming and successful agribusiness models.
  • Deliberations on the issues, agenda and roadmap for redressal of farmers’ distress.
  • Recognition of progressive farmers for their innovative models that can motivate fellow farmers.

उद्देश्य
  • किसानों से संबंधित नीतिगत मुद्दों पर समाज, मीडिया और सरकार को संवेदनशील बनाना |
  • प्रगतिशील किसानों के लिए अपनी सफलता और कृषि व्यवसाय मॉडल को साझा करने के लिए एक राष्ट्रीय स्तर का मंच |
  • किसानों के साथ नवीनतम योजनाएं, कृषि उत्पादक सामग्री, प्रौद्योगिकी और सेवाएं साझा करना |
  • उद्योगपतियों, बैंकों, संस्थानों, अधिकारियों और किसानों के बीच पारस्परिक विचार-विमर्श |
  • अनुबंध खेती और सफल कृषि व्यवसाय मॉडल में सहयोग के लिए नेटवर्क स्थापित करना |
  • व्यथित किसानों के मुद्दों के समाधान पर विचार-विमर्श कर रूपरेखा तैयार करना |
  • साथी किसानों को प्रेरित करने के उद्देश्य से प्रगतिशील किसानों को उनके नवीनीकरण मॉडल के लिए मान्यता देना |
Awards Categories
  • Innovations in Farming
  • Precision Farming
  • Best FPO
  • Medicinal Crops Farming
  • Aromatic Crops Farming
  • More Crop Per Drop
  • Poultry Farming
  • Fisheries Farming
  • Farm Level Processing
  • Contract Farming
  • Dairy Farming
  • High-tech Horticulture
  • Organic Farming
  • Integrated Farming
  • Farmer Leadership

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Partner State (INR 7.50 Lacs)

  • Official status of the Partner State of the event.
  • Name and logo to appear along with the organizers in all the promotional materials.
  • Name and logo to appear in all advertisements and social media.
  • High official to address Concluding or any other Session.
  • Back cover page advertisement in souvenir.
  • Logo to be prominently displayed in the backdrop and standees.
  • Ten minutes slot for State’s film to be run in the lunch time.
  • Promotional brochures to be placed in the main kit.

Awards Title Partner (INR 7.50 Lacs)

  • Official status of the Partner to the “AIFA Farmer Awards” (Single organization).
  • Name and logos to appear along with the organizers in all the promotional materials.
  • Name and logo to appear in all advertisements and social media.
  • Sharing of the Award Dais with the VVIPs and speaking at the Award function.
  • Speaking slot in one of the sessions at the convention.
  • One page advertisement in souvenir.
  • Five minutes time for organization film to be shown during lunch time.
  • Products brochures will be placed in the main kit.

Partner Organisation (INR 5.00 Lacs)

  • Official status of the Partner Organisation of the event (single organisation).
  • Name and logo to appear along with the organizers in all the promotional materials.
  • Name and logo to appear in all advertisements and social media.
  • Sharing of inaugural dais with the VVIPs and speaking at the inaugural function.
  • Back cover page advertisement in souvenir.
  • Logo to be prominently displayed in the backdrop and standees.
  • Ten minutes slot for organizational film to be run in the lunch time.
  • Products brochures to be placed in the main kit.
  • Lifetime ICFA Corporate Membership.

Main Sponsors (INR 4.00 Lacs)

  • Official status of Main Sponsors to the event.
  • Name and logo to appear in all the promotional materials and panels.
  • Name and logo to appear in all advertisements and social media, on-site standees.
  • Sharing of the concluding dais and addressing the function.
  • Speaking slot in one of the relevant sessions.
  • Inside cover page advertisement in souvenir.
  • Products brochures will be displayed on the registration table.
  • Lifetime ICFA Corporate Membership.

Co-Sponsors (INR 2.00 Lacs)

  • Official status of Co- Sponsors to the event.
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  • Special acknowledgment during inaugural and concluding functions.
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  • Speaker slot in one of the relevant sessions.
  • Advertisement in the souvenir.

Associate Sponsors (INR 1.25 Lacs)

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List of Awardees 2017
S. NO
CATEGORIES
NAME
STATE
1
BEST FPO
Ms. Mahua Roy Choudhury, JEEVIKA
Bihar
2
CONTRACT FARMING
Mr. Dinesh Malik
Rajasthan
3
FARM LEVEL PROCESSING
Mr. Kamal Singh Chauhan
Haryana
4
DAIRY FARMING
Mr. Chaudhari Bhavanaben Jashubhai
Gujarat
5
FARMER LEADERSHIP
Mr. Jaipal Reddy
Andhra Pradesh
6
HIGH TECH HORTICULTURE
Mr. Ramlal Chauhan
Himachal Pradesh
7
INNOVATIVE FARMING
Mr. Bhanwar Lal Kumawat
Rajasthan
8
INTEGRATED FARMING
Mr. Sahadevan T.
Kerala
9
MORE CROP PER DROP
Mr. Dhirendra Bhanubhai Desai
Gujarat
10
ORGANIC AGRICULTUREP
Mr. Bharat Bhushan Tyagi
Uttar Pradesh
11
POULTRY FARMING
Mr. Jagbir Singh Dhull
Haryana
12
FISHERIES FARMING
Mr. Ashok & Kulanjan Manwani
Maharashtra
13
PRECISION FARMING
Mr. Raju Narsimman
Tamil Nadu
14
AROMATIC & MEDICINAL PLANTS
Mr. Harak Chand Verma
Uttar Pradesh
15
AGRICULTURE MARKETING
Mr. Puneet Singh Thind
Haryana
16
SPICES FARMING
Mr. Shesir Kharka
Sikkim